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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Cybersecurity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 27 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
UK > Scotland
6 months to
27 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 34 37 47
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10 +38
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 458 254 123
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 6.89% 6.01% 4.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.58% 6.59% 5.13%
Number of salaries quoted 149 115 57
10th Percentile £36,850 £42,000 £19,750
25th Percentile £45,607 £47,500 £22,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +36.84% -13.64%
75th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £105,000 £71,750
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +1.69%

Cybersecurity is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,040 3,852 2,399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 90.91% 91.21% 91.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2,903 2,444 1,508
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
25th Percentile £41,616 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +14.58% +1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £70,000 £61,060 £57,500
90th Percentile £83,125 £75,250 £71,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity in Scotland.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cybersecurity in Scotland over the 6 months to 27 June 2022.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity in Scotland

Cybersecurity
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 27 June 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Edinburgh +12 258 £60,000 -20.79% 9
Glasgow +27 131 £56,014 +1.84% 10
Orkney Islands - 27 - -
Moray - 14 - -
Dundee +21 5 £42,500 -
Aberdeen +1 4 £45,607 -29.84% 5
Fife -34 4 £49,000 -
Stirling -18 3 - -
West Lothian -23 3 £100,000 +100.00%
Falkirk +1 2 - -
East Lothian -18 2 - -
Shetland Islands - 2 - -
Lanarkshire -38 1 £80,000 +60.00%
Cybersecurity
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2022, IT jobs citing Cybersecurity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 194 (42.36%) Azure
2 169 (36.90%) Agile
3 164 (35.81%) Microsoft
4 161 (35.15%) Information Security
5 149 (32.53%) Python
6 147 (32.10%) SIEM
7 135 (29.48%) Finance
8 134 (29.26%) DevOps
9 131 (28.60%) Analytics
10 130 (28.38%) Social Skills
11 127 (27.73%) AWS
12 114 (24.89%) Java
13 112 (24.45%) Data Analytics
14 110 (24.02%) Degree
15 109 (23.80%) Big Data
16 96 (20.96%) Mentoring
17 93 (20.31%) QA
18 91 (19.87%) Security Management
18 91 (19.87%) GCP
19 83 (18.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 83 (18.12%) Spring
19 83 (18.12%) NIST
20 78 (17.03%) GDPR
21 77 (16.81%) Data Science
21 77 (16.81%) Data Engineering
21 77 (16.81%) Machine Learning
21 77 (16.81%) Vulnerability Management
22 76 (16.59%) Threat Analysis
23 75 (16.38%) Data Architecture
24 74 (16.16%) SFIA

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (0.66%) Apache
1 3 (0.66%) Apache Spark
2 2 (0.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Chatbot
1 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 194 (42.36%) Azure
2 127 (27.73%) AWS
3 91 (19.87%) GCP
4 47 (10.26%) Azure Sentinel
5 36 (7.86%) Microsoft 365
6 28 (6.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 22 (4.80%) Serverless
8 18 (3.93%) Azure DevOps
8 18 (3.93%) Power Platform
9 16 (3.49%) GitHub
10 15 (3.28%) PaaS
11 12 (2.62%) Azure Key Vault
12 9 (1.97%) SaaS
13 8 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (1.53%) IaaS
15 6 (1.31%) Amazon GuardDuty
16 5 (1.09%) AWS Direct Connect
16 5 (1.09%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 41 (8.95%) Firewall
2 22 (4.80%) Network Security
3 19 (4.15%) TCP/IP
4 13 (2.84%) DNS
4 13 (2.84%) Internet
5 7 (1.53%) HTTPS
5 7 (1.53%) Kerberos
6 6 (1.31%) SSL
7 4 (0.87%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (0.87%) IPsec
7 4 (0.87%) LAN
7 4 (0.87%) WAN
8 3 (0.66%) VPN
9 2 (0.44%) Intranet
9 2 (0.44%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.22%) Modbus
10 1 (0.22%) SAN
10 1 (0.22%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (23.80%) Big Data
2 18 (3.93%) Power BI
3 17 (3.71%) Tableau
4 12 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.53%) DynamoDB
6 5 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (1.09%) SQL Server
7 4 (0.87%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.87%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.66%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.66%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 18 (3.93%) Git (software)
2 16 (3.49%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.84%) JIRA
4 12 (2.62%) Gerrit
5 4 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.44%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.22%) GitLab
8 1 (0.22%) Gradle
8 1 (0.22%) Maven
8 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.22%) Selenium
8 1 (0.22%) Zephyr
General
1 135 (29.48%) Finance
2 130 (28.38%) Social Skills
3 74 (16.16%) Games
4 62 (13.54%) Banking
5 56 (12.23%) Police
6 44 (9.61%) Retail
7 25 (5.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 25 (5.46%) Local Government
8 24 (5.24%) Law
9 23 (5.02%) Legal
10 19 (4.15%) Public Sector
11 14 (3.06%) Aviation
12 13 (2.84%) Marketing
13 12 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (2.62%) Manufacturing
14 6 (1.31%) Back Office
15 5 (1.09%) Influencing Skills
16 4 (0.87%) Publishing
17 3 (0.66%) Documentation Skills
18 2 (0.44%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 93 (20.31%) Architect
2 74 (16.16%) Trainee
3 62 (13.54%) Security Architect
4 48 (10.48%) Graduate
5 38 (8.30%) Security Engineer
6 33 (7.21%) Analyst
7 31 (6.77%) Consultant
8 30 (6.55%) Security Manager
9 28 (6.11%) Solutions Architect
10 23 (5.02%) Cloud Architect
11 21 (4.59%) Security Consultant
12 18 (3.93%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 18 (3.93%) Developer
12 18 (3.93%) Senior Manager
13 17 (3.71%) Software Engineer
14 16 (3.49%) Cybersecurity Engineer
14 16 (3.49%) Security Analyst
15 14 (3.06%) IT Graduate
15 14 (3.06%) Senior Consultant
15 14 (3.06%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (18.12%) Spring
2 16 (3.49%) ActiveMQ
2 16 (3.49%) Svelte
3 13 (2.84%) SAML
4 12 (2.62%) Elastic Stack
5 11 (2.40%) .NET
5 11 (2.40%) LDAP
6 8 (1.75%) RESTful
7 5 (1.09%) Lightning Web Components
7 5 (1.09%) Visualforce
8 4 (0.87%) Node.js
8 4 (0.87%) REST
8 4 (0.87%) Spring Boot
9 3 (0.66%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.66%) HTML
9 3 (0.66%) Middleware
10 2 (0.44%) CSS
10 2 (0.44%) HTML5
10 2 (0.44%) OAuth
10 2 (0.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 74 (16.16%) Algorithms
2 52 (11.35%) Smart Meter
3 44 (9.61%) Management Information System
4 22 (4.80%) e-Learning
4 22 (4.80%) Security Operations Centre
5 20 (4.37%) Public Cloud
6 19 (4.15%) Hybrid Cloud
7 18 (3.93%) Cloud Native
8 17 (3.71%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (3.28%) Clustering
9 15 (3.28%) CSOC
10 14 (3.06%) Cyberthreat
10 14 (3.06%) Data Centre
10 14 (3.06%) Virtual Team
11 10 (2.18%) Cyber Defence
11 10 (2.18%) Cyberattack
12 9 (1.97%) PKI
13 5 (1.09%) Driving Licence
14 4 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
15 3 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 52 (11.35%) Linux
2 38 (8.30%) Windows
3 15 (3.28%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.18%) Unix
5 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.44%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (36.90%) Agile
2 161 (35.15%) Information Security
3 147 (32.10%) SIEM
4 134 (29.26%) DevOps
5 131 (28.60%) Analytics
6 112 (24.45%) Data Analytics
7 96 (20.96%) Mentoring
8 91 (19.87%) Security Management
9 77 (16.81%) Data Engineering
9 77 (16.81%) Data Science
9 77 (16.81%) Machine Learning
9 77 (16.81%) Vulnerability Management
10 76 (16.59%) Threat Analysis
11 75 (16.38%) Data Architecture
12 74 (16.16%) SFIA
13 66 (14.41%) Project Management
14 54 (11.79%) Security Testing
15 52 (11.35%) Security Operations
16 47 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
17 44 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 149 (32.53%) Python
2 114 (24.89%) Java
3 34 (7.42%) JavaScript
4 27 (5.90%) Go
5 22 (4.80%) Bash
6 13 (2.84%) Groovy
6 13 (2.84%) PowerShell
6 13 (2.84%) SQL
7 7 (1.53%) TypeScript
8 5 (1.09%) Apex Code
8 5 (1.09%) C#
9 4 (0.87%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.44%) Perl
10 2 (0.44%) PHP
10 2 (0.44%) VBA
11 1 (0.22%) C
11 1 (0.22%) Ruby
11 1 (0.22%) Search Processing Language
11 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 110 (24.02%) Degree
2 54 (11.79%) Security Cleared
3 39 (8.52%) CISSP
4 30 (6.55%) CISM
5 20 (4.37%) CISA
6 16 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (3.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 14 (3.06%) AWS Certification
9 12 (2.62%) CESG Certified Professional
10 11 (2.40%) CEH
11 9 (1.97%) SC Cleared
12 7 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (1.31%) CompTIA Security+
13 6 (1.31%) CSSLP
14 5 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (1.09%) DV Cleared
14 5 (1.09%) GIAC
15 4 (0.87%) CIPD
15 4 (0.87%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (20.31%) QA
2 83 (18.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 83 (18.12%) NIST
3 78 (17.03%) GDPR
4 72 (15.72%) Cyber Essentials
5 56 (12.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 18 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 14 (3.06%) PCI DSS
8 11 (2.40%) IASME
8 11 (2.40%) NCSC
9 5 (1.09%) RMADS
10 3 (0.66%) Accessibility
10 3 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.44%) GLP
11 2 (0.44%) SLA
11 2 (0.44%) WCAG
12 1 (0.22%) GRC
12 1 (0.22%) NIST 800
System Software
1 35 (7.64%) Active Directory
2 33 (7.21%) Docker
3 3 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.44%) Firmware
4 2 (0.44%) KVM
5 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (6.55%) Kubernetes
2 26 (5.68%) Kibana
2 26 (5.68%) Terraform
3 25 (5.46%) Ansible
4 18 (3.93%) CASB
5 12 (2.62%) Failover Clustering
5 12 (2.62%) HAProxy
5 12 (2.62%) logstash
5 12 (2.62%) ZABBIX
6 11 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.40%) Puppet
7 6 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (1.09%) Nessus
8 5 (1.09%) Nexpose
9 3 (0.66%) CSIRT
9 3 (0.66%) SCCM
10 2 (0.44%) WSUS
11 1 (0.22%) Grafana
11 1 (0.22%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 164 (35.81%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.21%) Splunk
3 31 (6.77%) Google
4 19 (4.15%) Palo Alto
5 16 (3.49%) ServiceNow
6 14 (3.06%) Adobe
6 14 (3.06%) Apple
6 14 (3.06%) Cognos
7 13 (2.84%) CrowdStrike
8 12 (2.62%) Dynatrace
9 9 (1.97%) Oracle
10 8 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.53%) VMware
12 5 (1.09%) Centrify
13 4 (0.87%) Cisco
13 4 (0.87%) Darktrace
13 4 (0.87%) Dell
14 3 (0.66%) Qualys
14 3 (0.66%) SAP
14 3 (0.66%) Veeam